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Chilean police clash with protesters during Mapuche march

By By Luis Andres Henao, The Associated Press, October 15, 2012

Militants attack police armoured vehicle in Santiago, Chile, during a protest in support of Mapuche land struggles and political prisoners on hunger strike, Oct 15, 2012.

SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean police on Monday clashed with hooded vandals who infiltrated a protest by Mapuche Indians demanding land rights and autonomy.

Police shot tear gas and water cannons when the demonstration by 3,000 Mapuches in Chile’s capital turned violent. Sixteen people were arrested. Read the rest of this entry